Coping... are you really...???

Dave

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What about we start making more use of the chat rooms. I remember 10 or so years back we used to have a right laugh, 10-15 of us chatting. Just a thought.
It's there, set up and waiting .... set a time and have a meet up

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Wisey, calm down I said MEET not MEAT :D
 

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Starting to struggle a bit here... alone 10 hours a day... (wife's a key worker) angry at the morons who ignore simple rules... can't get out to fish cos the weathers shart.... (Even then I'm on me own) it would have been my late fathers birthday this week... ain't seen a mate since November.... I think I'm doing okay for a bit, then a dark cloud appears...
I did think I was coping with it all... I really did... seems sometime we're not doing as well as we think we are...

Stay safe folks...
I'm in the same boat. My missus isn't in the best of health, and trying to keep myself free from the virus is taking it's toll a little. One benefit for me is I've lost some weight, but through stress though. Keep your chin up Arry, there is light at the end of the tunnel, it's not very bright at the moment but it's there.

One thing. I now know more people who have had the vaccine than have had the virus.
 

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Starting to struggle a bit here... alone 10 hours a day... (wife's a key worker) angry at the morons who ignore simple rules... can't get out to fish cos the weathers shart.... (Even then I'm on me own) it would have been my late fathers birthday this week... ain't seen a mate since November.... I think I'm doing okay for a bit, then a dark cloud appears...
I did think I was coping with it all... I really did... seems sometime we're not doing as well as we think we are...

Stay safe folks...
Things could be worse...you could be a locked up Welsh angler...my wife has just made what she told me was an essential trip to B&Q for a bigger shovel for the hole in the garden she has been digging for some reason....I thought being struck in the house 24/7 together would have cheered her up !!........be positive matey with vaccine roll out underway and spring not that far away things will get better I am sure...
 

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I can sympathise Arry it certainly can really take a toll on the mind and that effect really has been underestimated by many. Just got to try stay positive and think of the vaccines I guess 👍🏻

I struggled the first time round when it was so indeterminate how long it would go on for and it was kept under wraps what the virus actually meant plus we were missing out on such nice weather. Plus we went from complete freedom to nothing overnight which was a shock up the system.

This time around though there is light at the end of the tunnel, we know more about the virus, there’s still sport on tv and the weathers so naff that I don’t feel like I’m missing out on as much as last time plus we hadn’t really been completely free since end October so wasn’t such an overnight shock. I haven’t even properly left the house since the 18th of December now with the last 10 days spent in room on my own but it hasn’t seemed half as bad as last time as I just sort of think in this weather with socialising off the table what else would I be doing. If the weather warms up I might go fishing if I’ve got bored enough but even on that front I’m half tempted to just wait til I can definitely fish somewhere decent again unless the weather gets genuinely good.

On the plus side I think tomorrow I’ll be let out of my solitary confinement and England are playing the test match plus I think touchwood over the last 3 days I’ve shook off the virus after a few days of not feeling quite right 👍🏻
 

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Stay strong mate, the nights are getting longer if it's any consolation, that's what I'm trying to focus on, that it won't be long before Spring now.
I think that you'll find that the nights are getting shorter. Arry is speaking my language. I've always been an outdoors person. I turned down several decent promotions on the railway because I'd have been stuck indoors all day. Luscious lady friend is out all day,
 

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I think that you'll find that the nights are getting shorter. Arry is speaking my language. I've always been an outdoors person. I turned down several decent promotions on the railway because I'd have been stuck indoors all day. Luscious lady friend is out all day,
Yeah I realised after I typed. I think Winter can be difficult enough for many already without everything else that's going on. I'm also similar about not liking to work indoors, or at least being stuck in the same spot, I think I've lasted 6 months at most in office jobs.
 

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I'm angry but at least I know what I'm angry about this bloody virus and what it's done I know I'm not alone in what I feel but sometimes it does. I've got three sons my eldest is disabled I've seen little of them since the first lockdown . What contact there has been his been from the other side of a window or door socially distancing.
I also have a partner who is a nurse working on a covid ward since this pandemic began. The only daily contact we have is by phone or video chat . We meet up every 10 days or so outside again socially distancing those beautiful hazel eyes that were so bright and smiling are now dull and lifeless due to what she's seen and been through and experienced over the last ten months or so and when she starts to cry every time we have to go our separate ways it makes me hate this virus even more. I sincerely hope that someday soon we will be rid of it and I will never again take for granted all of life's little pleasures and we can all get back and change all this negativity into positivity and appreciate what we have and how easily it can be taken away.
 
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today, I have been technically climbing the walls

well, really Ive stripped two walls of wallpaper and given em a bit of a rub up and fill

do the rest tomorrow, after I move the furniture again
 

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Starting to struggle a bit here... alone 10 hours a day... (wife's a key worker) angry at the morons who ignore simple rules... can't get out to fish cos the weathers shart.... (Even then I'm on me own) it would have been my late fathers birthday this week... ain't seen a mate since November.... I think I'm doing okay for a bit, then a dark cloud appears...
I did think I was coping with it all... I really did... seems sometime we're not doing as well as we think we are...

Stay safe folks...
You can phone me anytime, mate. I’ll PM you my number. I won’t be offended if you choose not to. I go out for a 2hr walk everyday regardless of the weather at the moment. It helps me.
 

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I've not yet got to the point where I'm thinking about taking up decorating thank the Lard

I'm confined to barracks again, I was just getting out to do a day or so a week but now the door has once again closed behind me.

The one bit of advice I can give everyone is don't watch the news every time it comes on the telly. Switch onto the news channel once a day, catch the headlines, and then come off it. Once you've seen the headlines you don't need to see anything else, the media are doing a grand job of depressing and winding people up, don't go along with them.

Similarly, the endless zoom experts and just where do they get the one victim in all of this who is worse than everyone else?
People just love to moan, they get their few minutes of fame on the box and off they go, moan, moan moan.
As rodring has quite rightly pointed out, there are people a lot worse of than you, me and the moaners on the box, who just get on with it. They know life is schit but there's little they can do to change it.
Everyone just needs to play their part, get on, support each other, learn how to use Facetime, WhatsApp video, Zoom, etc and talk to your family and friends, even if it's just once a week. Set a time so you've got something to look forward to and no excuses, stick to it :)
 

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My missis is a news junkie, she will get the afternoon update and watch things right through to to the end of the local news
at seven. Get the headlines once a day and be done, why depress yourself.
 

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TBH, im starting to struggle, not so much a lockdown but my routine is fairly mundane and stresfull. Basically get up go to work,come home cook dinner then bed. Just seeing the worry on peoples faces working in hospitals. They are talking about when not if they are going to get the virus, and you can tell they are anxious (rightfully). Not fun atm
 

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I've not yet got to the point where I'm thinking about taking up decorating thank the Lard

I'm confined to barracks again, I was just getting out to do a day or so a week but now the door has once again closed behind me.

The one bit of advice I can give everyone is don't watch the news every time it comes on the telly. Switch onto the news channel once a day, catch the headlines, and then come off it. Once you've seen the headlines you don't need to see anything else, the media are doing a grand job of depressing and winding people up, don't go along with them.

Similarly, the endless zoom experts and just where do they get the one victim in all of this who is worse than everyone else?
People just love to moan, they get their few minutes of fame on the box and off they go, moan, moan moan.
As rodring has quite rightly pointed out, there are people a lot worse of than you, me and the moaners on the box, who just get on with it. They know life is schit but there's little they can do to change it.
Everyone just needs to play their part, get on, support each other, learn how to use Facetime, WhatsApp video, Zoom, etc and talk to your family and friends, even if it's just once a week. Set a time so you've got something to look forward to and no excuses, stick to it :)
Swear filter not fixed then 😝
 

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I've not yet got to the point where I'm thinking about taking up decorating thank the Lard

I'm confined to barracks again, I was just getting out to do a day or so a week but now the door has once again closed behind me.

The one bit of advice I can give everyone is don't watch the news every time it comes on the telly. Switch onto the news channel once a day, catch the headlines, and then come off it. Once you've seen the headlines you don't need to see anything else, the media are doing a grand job of depressing and winding people up, don't go along with them.

Similarly, the endless zoom experts and just where do they get the one victim in all of this who is worse than everyone else?
People just love to moan, they get their few minutes of fame on the box and off they go, moan, moan moan.
As rodring has quite rightly pointed out, there are people a lot worse of than you, me and the moaners on the box, who just get on with it. They know life is schit but there's little they can do to change it.
Everyone just needs to play their part, get on, support each other, learn how to use Facetime, WhatsApp video, Zoom, etc and talk to your family and friends, even if it's just once a week. Set a time so you've got something to look forward to and no excuses, stick to it :)
Not watching the News everyday has certainly done me good. Once a fortnight is about right I reckon. The missus said a couple of weeks ago ..... “ you’re always in a grumpy mood after you’ve watched the news do you know that ? “ She was right.
 

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This virus has certainly concentrated the mind, perhaps people will now appreciate fully the simple things in life.
I couldn't agree more with your sentiment about enjoying the simple thing in life, just wish we could apply the brakes sometimes and really appreciate what we have. God, I'm starting to sound like an old timer, can I please apply to become your apprentice PG?
 

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Starting to struggle a bit here... alone 10 hours a day... (wife's a key worker) angry at the morons who ignore simple rules... can't get out to fish cos the weathers shart.... (Even then I'm on me own) it would have been my late fathers birthday this week... ain't seen a mate since November.... I think I'm doing okay for a bit, then a dark cloud appears...
I did think I was coping with it all... I really did... seems sometime we're not doing as well as we think we are...

Stay safe folks...
Get your mind thinking clearly on nice things fik the virus off out of your head . How about designing something for fishing an improvement on something ,or designing your garden layout ,house improvements . Get out in some warm water proof gear for an hour a day . Have a chat with a neighbour over the fence ,anything but dwelling on the sheety virus . Look at comedy on youtube or look on the hamster site 🤣, theres loads and loads to do honest ,keep safe exercise the body and the mind ,have a chat with someone and in a jiffy there wont be any negative thoughts 😉 😍
 

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Get your mind thinking clearly on nice things fik the virus off out of your head . How about designing something for fishing an improvement on something ,or designing your garden layout ,house improvements . Get out in some warm water proof gear for an hour a day . Have a chat with a neighbour over the fence ,anything but dwelling on the sheety virus . Look at comedy on youtube or look on the hamster site 🤣, theres loads and loads to do honest ,keep safe exercise the body and the mind ,have a chat with someone and in a jiffy there wont be any negative thoughts 😉 😍
^^ :giggle:.....I'll just get myself some of the drugs you're on! :oops:;):ROFLMAO:
 

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Get your mind thinking clearly on nice things fik the virus off out of your head . How about designing something for fishing an improvement on something ,or designing your garden layout ,house improvements . Get out in some warm water proof gear for an hour a day . Have a chat with a neighbour over the fence ,anything but dwelling on the sheety virus . Look at comedy on youtube or look on the hamster site 🤣, theres loads and loads to do honest ,keep safe exercise the body and the mind ,have a chat with someone and in a jiffy there wont be any negative thoughts 😉 😍
How about a little writing ✍, Arrys life from the age of 5 ,a chapter a day on some nice parts of your life ,your fishing adventures from the first time you picked a rod up to present day ,how youve improved ,tips and tricks youve learnt .
 
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